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  • Hip Hop's Amnesiaby Reiland Rabaka

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 42.99

    What did rap music and hip hop culture inherit from the spirituals, classic blues, ragtime, classic jazz, and bebop? What did rap music and hip hop culture inherit from the Black Women?s Club Movement, New Negro Movement, Harlem Renaissance, Hipster Movement, and Black Muslim Movement? In Hip Hop?s Amnesia award-winning author, spoken-word artist,... more...

  • Somebody Scream!by Marcus Reeves

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 22.99

    For many African Americans of a certain demographic the sixties and seventies were the golden age of political movements. The Civil Rights movement segued into the Black Power movement which begat the Black Arts movement. Fast forward to 1979 and the release of Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." With the onset of the Reagan years, we begin to see... more...

  • Bobby Womack: My Autobiography - Midnight Moverby Bobby Womack

    John Blake Publishing 2006; US$ 7.28

    Bobby Womack's is the story of R&B and soul itself, a crucial link between the gospel of the 1950s and the greatest soul and rock of the 1960s and 1970s. As well as the 40 albums and 30 million records he sold in his own right, he provided key support and partied hard with the likes of the Rolling Stones and Sly Stone. In a turbulent life often as... more...

  • Crossing Traditionsby Babacar M'Baye; Alexander Charles Oliver Hall

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 87.99

    In Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts, a wide range of scholarly contributions on the local and global significance of American popular music examines the connections between selected American blues, rock and roll, and hip-hop music and their equivalents from Senegal, Nigeria, England, India, and Mexico.... more...

  • How to Rap 2by Paul Edwards; Gift of Gab

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 10.99

    In this sequel to How to Rap , techniques that have not previously been explained?such as triplets, flams, lazy tails, and breaking rhyme patterns?are thoroughly broken down and examined, arming readers with additional tools for their rapping repertoire. Filled with interviews from hip-hop?s most innovative artists, including Tech N9ne, Crooked I,... more...

  • Black, Blanc, Beurby Alain-Philippe Durand

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 37.99

    Black, Blanc, Beur is about the emergence and growing notoriety of rap music and hip-hop culture in the French-speaking world (France, Quebec, and Western Africa). It provides an introduction to many forms of expression of hip-hop cultures (rap music, hip-hop dance, and graffiti/tagging). In addition to a foreword by Adam Krims, a noted rap authority,... more...

  • Rhyme's Challengeby David Caplan

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Rhyme's Challenge offers a concise, pithy primer to hip-hop poetics while presenting a spirited defense of rhyme in contemporary American poetry. David Caplan's stylish study examines hip-hop's central but supposedly outmoded verbal technique: rhyme. At a time when print-based poets generally dismiss formal rhyme as old-fashioned and bookish, hip-hop... more...

  • The Word Rhythm Dictionaryby Timothy Polashek

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    The Word Rhythm Dictionary: A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets , and Lyricists is a new kind of dictionary?one that reflects the use of ?rhythm rhymes? by rappers, poets, and songwriters of today. This is an eminently practical reference work for all wordsmiths looking to add musicality to their writing. Users of this dictionary can alphabetically... more...

  • Hip Hop Ukraineby Adriana N. Helbig

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In Hip Hop Ukraine, we enter a world of urban music and dance competitions, hip hop parties, and recording studio culture to explore unique sites of interracial encounters among African students, African immigrants, and local populations in eastern Ukraine. Adriana N. Helbig combines ethnographic research with music, media, and policy analysis to... more...

  • Sounding Race in Rap Songsby Loren Kajikawa

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated... more...